It may be best to sanctify her scorched shell instead. To turn it into a true sanctuary, a hortus conclusus or enclosed garden, a teaching of the noble truth of impermanence.
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This is a conversation with Director, Author and Activist Charles Shaw about his current project, “At Home in the Dark: a film about trauma and PTSD” which relates personal journeys towards healing as shared by individuals from New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Ibiza.
As a global species we may be in the throes of a transition towards a different state of consciousness. characterized by quantum properties such as coherence and non-local field information. Such a ‘consciousness field’ would transform how we relate to other people, the world around us, and expand our perceptual realities.
If we could see the entire Earth as a garden—as a living but damaged paradise, worthy of love and admiration—we could then act as gardeners, working in collaboration with the soul of the world. In this role, we could creatively participate in the cultivation of all life, and help to restore nature’s beauty, fertility, and resilience where it has been lost.
Modern science is not always what it claims to be. It is increasingly faith-based, it is not conducive to freethinking, and medicine in particular is hampered by this troubling trend. The rise of science in the West as the arbiter of truth roughly parallels the decline of philosophy. The capacity to think deeply on subjects of great weight has been gradually replaced by an unreflective faith in the facts brought to us by science.
Shamanic ecstasy is a state of primeval consciousness, or awareness, that we have lost in the West because of our fragmented lifestyles, our disconnection from nature, and the poisoning of our bodies with pesticides and heavy metals. But sacred plants can repair the region of the brain responsible for new learning and for ecstasy.